Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Transportation Colombia investing in infrastructure logistics in Colombia MIT CTL President Juan Santos South America transportationIf Colombia is to realize its vast economic potential, the country must improve the efficiency of its freight transportation systems. But the national and regional government agencies responsible for infrastructure planning and construction lack the knowledge required to achieve the required improvements.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

Massive Ransomware Attack Requires Supply Chain Risk Manager's Attention

Resilinc

Last week’s Ransomware attack that impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries, crippling industries in Europe, Asia and South America, should have caught the attention of supply chain risk managers.

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

A great leap forward: Quintiq joins Dassault Systèmes

Quintiq

We will have offices in Japan, South Korea, India and South America, and more. At Quintiq, news is often greeted with excitement. That’s because it is usually great news.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S.,

All Quiet On The Eastern Front: Freight Rate Update W7

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. All Quiet On The Eastern Front. Freight Rate Update Wk7. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Ford has been around for 100 years and the five main regions of the company (North and South America, Asia, Europe and Middle/Eastern Africa) grew up individually.

How Far Will Ocean Freight Rates Fall?: Freight Rate Update W9

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. How Far Will Ocean Freight Rates Fall? Freight Rate Update Wk9. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update W51

Freightos

Last week, we saw Hong Kong to Europe going for $21/kg, and Europe to South America at $26/kg. Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51.

Stable Prices In Advance Of CNY Shutdown: Freight Rate Update W6

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Stable Prices In Advance Of CNY Shutdown. Freight Rate Update Wk6. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

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Chinese New Year Is On The Radar: Freight Rate Update W3

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Chinese New Year Is On The Radar: Freight Rate Update Wk 3. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

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Air Freight Hits Capacity. Ocean Rates Still Falling: Freight Rate Update W48

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Hits Capacity. Ocean Rates Still Falling. Freight Rate Update Wk 48. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Air Freight Hits Capacity. Ocean Rates Still Falling.

Ocean Rates Down 42% From Nov. 2016: Freight Rate Update W47

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Ocean Rates Down 42% From Nov. Freight Rate Update Wk 47. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. The Biggest Gap On Last Year’s Ocean Prices So Far This Year.

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The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

As reported by the BBC: Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America. “FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China.

Robert Walters 2017 Global Salary Survey Trends

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Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

Jim Tompkins , CEO of Tompkins International, E-Commerce Trends : Tompkins highlighted various e-commerce trends and stats in Mexico, including the fact that Mexico is the second largest e-commerce market in South America behind Brazil.

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Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update W49

Freightos

I’ve seen forwarders paying more than 18€ per kg (over $20/kg) for Europe to South America, and even one offer around 30€ per kg. Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update Wk 49.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Houston is also a major freight hub for rail and sea traffic, as well as trucking, including trade with Mexico by land and with South America and other regions by sea. Then Irma headed toward Florida, and those same Southeast hubs re-focused and moved freight south instead of west.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

When there is no El Niño or La Niña, the normal weather pattern features surface winds along the equator that move warm water from South America to the west, towards New Zealand and Indonesia. – Dry in the South, Wet in Northwest and Midwest.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. By 1983, container ships are carrying 12 million TEUs , with trade routes extending to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. The History of the Shipping Container.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. companies liable for child labor, slavery, human trafficking and dangerous working conditions among their suppliers, the risks to corporate brands grows by the day, said Chris Johnson, the former general counsel of General Motors North America who heads the ABA business section’s supply-chain initiative.

Asia, better brace yourself for Usagi! He’s not in a good mood…

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, in addition to Southeast Asia, the US company might consider a second manufacturing contract with a company in Ireland, Eastern Europe or South America — wherever the cost per unit is affordable and climate vulnerability may be less intensive.

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Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is primarily coming from North America and Europe, but these are the continents that represent the lowest levels of growth for supply chain 2020 (see figure 1). I spent this week at SAPICS in South Africa. Global multinational companies have a dilemma.

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Silo thinking doesn’t work

Quintiq

Complete CKD components often still travel half way round the world in containers to be assembled into new cars in South America or Asia with less value creation – perhaps supplemented by a few tyres from domestic production.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson’s TMC Division Enters South American Marketplace. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here. Unless you’re talking about ice dams, of course, and how water is dripping into your house, which is what I’m dealing with at the moment.

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The Cloud Technology Opportunity for Logistics Service Providers

Talking Logistics

He held several executive positions with the company in Asia, North and South America. Supply chain technology is becoming mission-critical for global companies. One reason for this is that companies are outsourcing more, in order to raise profitability. 86% of logistics service providers (LSPs) said their shippers increased outsourcing this year over last, according to a recent Capgemini survey.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Even North America and Europe, which are well-established markets, have plenty of room for growth.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes

NC State SCRC

Let’s look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as an example, where 12 countries around the Pacific Rim have signed an all-inclusive deal that excludes China, Korea and India, and promotes trade between critical nations in South East Asia, North and South America, South Pacific and Japan. Today’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC.

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How Much Can We Learn from the Last Super El Niño?

Elementum

A strong El Niño can cause drought in Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America—while inundating North America with rain. That storm was considered one of the more extreme events in North America, and it’s estimated that more than US $2.8B

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

When the added costs of transportation and inventory working capital impacts are added, there is a solid logic to bringing manufacturing back to North America. Mexico has become more attractive, and many companies are looking at alternative sourcing in Latin and South America. Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing.

The Top 10 Retailers in Customer Centricity

The Network Effect

Starbucks – From the coffee beans in South America and Asia that end up in your cup and the door handles you grab as you enter and leave their stores: Starbucks is focused on creating the best customer experience. Image Credit: Flickr User Jeff Djevdet.

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China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

With similar economic interests in the Middle East and South America, China must find ways to facilitate expanding trade with these regions. China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known. Dating from China’s Han Dynasty, the Silk Road has stood sentinel for centuries — a network of trade routes linking the country’s commerce hubs to its biggest trading partners.

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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

Kewill

For example, the pharmaceutical industry, which has several products requiring a temperature controlled environment, presents a large opportunity for growth in air freight given that generic products are routinely produced in developing economies such as India and South America and shipped worldwide.

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

Elementum

To mitigate the investment and production loss in Tianjin, JLR has planned new production centers in continental Europe and South America. China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled.

Trust Drives Virtual Team Performance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Twenty student teams from four SCALE centers in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America took part in a competition called the 2013 SCALE Challenge. Face time. Virtual teams benefit from opportunities to meet colleagues in person.